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First Line: By that long span of waves, myself call'd back, resumed upon myself
Last Line: Like one of yours, ye multitudinous ocean.
Subject(s): Aging


By that long scan of waves, myself call'd back, resumed upon myself,
In every crest some undulating light or shade -- some retrospect,
Joys, travels, studies, silent panoramas -- scenes, ephemeral,
The long past war, the battles, hospital sights, the
wounded and the dead,
Myself through every by-gone phase -- my idle youth -- old
age at hand,
My three-score years of life summ'd up, and more, and past,
By any grand ideal tried, intentionless, the whole a nothing,
And haply yet some drop within God's scheme's ensemble --
some wave, or part of wave,
Like one of yours, ye multitudinous ocean.





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